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New LP VP’s got a lot of good stuff on his plate at NRF

Monday, June 9, 2014

WASHINGTON—I caught up with Robert Moraca at a busy time for him. Just two weeks into his new role as VP of LP for the National Retail Federation, he was amidst preparations for the June 10-13 NRF Loss Prevention Conference and Expo in Florida.

There’s lots of excitement at NRF right now, Moraca said, with many ideas floating around. Chief among those are plans to improve important public-private partnerships, he said.

He spoke enthusiastically of the NRF Fusion Center, which, at the NRF Expo, will give retailers the opportunity to meet with more than 20 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to discuss tactics and exchange critical information to counteract retail crime, all the while enhancing those important partnerships.

Moraca’s to-do list also includes organized retail crime initiatives, including more lobbying for state—and federal—legislation. Cyber issues and credit card fraud efforts are also on that long list.

Then there are the issues that “won’t go away,” Moraca said, including workplace violence, internal theft and active shooter training.

Moraca takes over for Richard Mellor, who retired in February. Mellor is now senior asset protection advisor to NRF.

Moraca’s background  and enthusiasm are impressive. I will miss speaking as often as I have with Mellor. He was always insightful and accommodating in providing information for Security Director News articles. You’ll be missed, Rich!


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